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Old 03-15-2019, 12:26 PM
 
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This shows Alameda has a higher average income but Contra Costa has more wealth concentrated in the top.

The census bureau doesn't release top 1% income data but it does do the top 5%

US Counties by Average Household Income, Top 5%

Contra Costa, CA $586,581
Alameda, CA $501,620


Alameda is only expensive because of tech while Contra Costa has areas that genuinely desirable.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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You are probably correct. Tons of new homes being built in Dublin and Livermore. There are also a fair amount in San Ramon, but not to the sheer extent. People are moving close to the BART stations in Dublin or West Dublin and also moving to older stock homes in Pleasanton where the commute to the SV is a little shorter.
When ever I take the 680 there is a massive traffic jam from Fremont to Dublin but it eases once you get past Contra Costa.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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OP, your list omits 18 California counties.

Were they at the bottom of the list and you left them off because you were tired of typing and they weren't relevant to your point, or were they not listed in your source?

If they were not listed in your source, did it say why? (Perhaps the counties were too low in population - lower than a 50k or 100k population cutoff.

Just curious.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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The commute from Pleasanton, Dublin to Silicon Valley is still pretty awful...
Commutes everywhere in the Bay Area are awful. Becoming basically unlivable: https://www.sfgate.com/traffic/artic...c-12861808.php
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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OP, your list omits 18 California counties.

Were they at the bottom of the list and you left them off because you were tired of typing and they weren't relevant to your point, or were they not listed in your source?

If they were not listed in your source, did it say why? (Perhaps the counties were too low in population - lower than a 50k or 100k population cutoff.

Just curious.
Yes. The 1-year estimates from the Census Bureau has data for counties over a certain population. I forget what that threshold is.

The 5-year estimates has all counties.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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The commute from Pleasanton, Dublin to Silicon Valley is still pretty awful...
Agreed. I think it’s Been moving up in the ratings as one of the worse commutes.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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All the affluent people are welcome in San Lorenzo. I really want property values to keep going up.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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All the affluent people are welcome in San Lorenzo. I really want property values to keep going up.
I grew up in unincorporated Hayward by cherry land . Back then I thought the more well to do lived in San Lorenzo. I liked the area with all the paseo and via named streets .
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:08 AM
 
Location: California
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Don’t forget that alameda county includes lower income areas too like Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo.
I've lived in all 3 places, but back when San Leandro had some really rich areas and the tri valley was barely there and barely considered part of the Bay Area.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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I've lived in all 3 places, but back when San Leandro had some really rich areas and the tri valley was barely there and barely considered part of the Bay Area.
I think bay o vista in San Leandro is still pretty nice. There’s also a few pocket neighborhoods close to the Oakland border are quite nice too.
When I was a kid my parent would ask me if I wanted to take a drive to the country which was Pleasanton.
In high school we felt like Livermore was practically in Nevada.
How things have changed
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